Heated Tweets Over Zimmerman Verdict Get NFL Players In Trouble

Some NFL players told the world exactly what they thought of the Zimmerman verdict over Twitter and their heated words got them in trouble.

New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz, tweeted and then deleted an ominous comment directed at Zimmerman which read,

“Zimmerman doesn’t last a year til the hood catches up to him.”

Others also had some choice words to mark the verdict in the murder case in which Zimmerman was on trial for second degree murder charges in the killing of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White didn’t back down from his tweet and was also barraged. He used profanities to refer to the former neighborhood watchman.

He was forced to apologize, but did not delete his tweets, showing a bit more of back bone than Cruz did.

“All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid.”

The heated tweets over the Zimmerman verdict reflected what millions felt after the news that the jury in the case had acquitted him of all charges.

Social media has become the place to go and vent one’s frustrations, this case was racially charged due to the fact that the murder victim, Trayvon Martin was black and Zimmerman was accused by prosecutors of racial profiling.

But speaking your mind in these instances can get you in a boat load of trouble, especially when you are a public figure, as is the case with the NFL players.

The NFL doesn’t need anymore bad news at the moment, while it is still trying to come to terms with the shocking murder charges against New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.

Here are the Roddy White tweets from Saturday night.

Fucking Zimmerman got away with murder today wow what kind of world do we live in

— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) July 14, 2013

All them jurors should go home tonight and kill themselves for letting a grown man get away with killing a kid

— Roddy White (@roddywhiteTV) July 14, 2013

White was forced to apologize on Sunday, whether on his own or because his PR team or football team made him do it.

What do you think of the tweets about the Zimmerman verdict from NFL players? Too violent in nature or justified?

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